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Energy Policy

In 2009, Croatia issued its Energy Sector Development Strategy, covering the period until 2020. The strategy aimed to reduce the country's dependency on imported energy and to diversify energy supplies. The target was to maintain the share of hydropower and renewables in total electricity production at 35 % in 2020, respectively. However, the actual share of renewables in power generation at present greatly exceeds this target.

In accordance with Article 7 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, Croatia adopted the third National Energy Efficiency Action Plan in 2014. This requires additional annual savings of 1.5 % of the reference consumption as well as a cumuluative final energy savings target of 1.3 Mtoe over 2014-2020.  

The National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) for the period 2021-2030 was adopted in December 2020. It aims at improving energy efficiency and energy security, decarbonising the energy system thanks to renewables and integrating the energy markets.

The Energy Development Strategy until 2030 with a view to 2050 was sopted in March, 2020, with aim of ensuring sustainable energy production, reducing import dependence, improving energy efficiency and developing strategic infrastructures.

Last update: 03 2021